Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lollipop Posse Lacquer And the Tree Was Happy Swatch and Review

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If you are anything like me, today's post will be a tear jerker. But with very good reasoning. Karen, the creative genius behind Lollipop Posse Lacquer, was inspired by The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein for her limited edition polish for June. Personally, I can't read this book without sobbing like a baby. I was happy the copy we bought, when we found out we were pregnant, came with a disc of it being read out loud cause I have never been able to make it through the book once without crying. And this isn't just a tear here and there, it's full on Claire Danes, borderline ugly crying tears. I might as well curl up into the fetal position anytime I just look at the cover. It's bad, but the book itself is wonderful. That is why it always has me overwhelmed with the feels. Shel always has a way with words and this piece, in particular, has always spoken to me. 

Now, that you're either nodding your head in agreement (I really hope I'm not the only one that this book sends into a giant pit of tears) or your shaking your head in utter amazement and what a pansy I am, let's get to the polish. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Smokey Mountain Lacquer Fun in the Sun Collection Swatch and Review

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I've got the upcoming Fun in the Sun Collection from Smokey Mountain Lacquer to show you all today. You can tell that Kim, the creative genius behind Smokey Mountain Lacquer, had a lot of fun creating this collection. Each color is like a piece of summer in a bottle. I may not be a fan of summer, the beach, or heat in general, but I sure as hell can appreciate some beautiful polish when I see it! Keep reading to see swatches of these beauties!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Philly Loves Lacquer The Bright Stuff, Baby Collection Swatch and Review

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I'm not feeling so hot today. That circle of life shit is going around...you know the one...kid goes to school, gets sick, comes home and requires snuggles from mommy, then mommy ends up sick. Horrible coughing, sore throat, throbbing sinuses, and congested chest has taken over my house. My husband is treating us like we have leprosy. Better for everyone though, almost nothing is worse than a sick man. 

To cheer myself up, how about some neons?! Philly Loves Lacquer will be releasing her The Bright Stuff, Baby Collection (Yes, each one is a boy band pun!) on June 1st. However, starting today through May 31st, the full collection will be available to pre-order. No better time to show off these pretties! Let's hop to it!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Super Moon Lacquer Ready to Launch Collection Swatch and Review

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Today, I have the pleasure of showing you all the space inspired Ready to Launch Collection from Super Moon Lacquer. Super Moon Lacquer was created by The Howling Boutique, a jewelry maker from Texas. She started making polish for her jewelry. She had so much fun creating the polish for her jewelry, she decided to reformulate and make polish to actually be worn. She took her time and found the right formula. Sure enough, she killed it! Each of these polishes have wonderful formulas, smooth application, and you can totally see her inspirations in each polish. Keep reading to find out more, and see what Super Moon Lacquer has in store for you!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Literary Lacquers Miscellaneous Swatch and Review

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We are going to start this week off on a fun note! I've got eight miscellaneous beauties from Literary Lacquer to show off today. This isn't an upcoming collection or anything special, just some polishes she sent from already released collections for me to give some extra attention to. I've got a lot to show you, and a sick kid to take care of, so we are going to jump right in.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pretty and Polished Hoosier Horizon for CrellyCrate Swatch and Review

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Today, I've got a special polish to show you all. There is a Facebook group called Crazy 4 Crellies. It is filled with several people who love crellies. Some of the groups similar to this one have makers create customs for them. These crazies went above and beyond that and decided to create the #CrellyCrate. One price, one box, 5 limited edition crellies...what more could you ask for?! The theme for this inaugural box is Lazy Summer Days and Hot Summer Nights. With Summer approaching, it's the perfect theme to help with the transition. The five creative geniuses behind this first #CrellyCrate are: Lolita Lacquer, Dollish Polish, Pretty & Polished, The Polish Bar, and Love, Angeline. I was not sent the entire box, but I have Pretty & Polished's contribution to show you all. I haven't seen the other four, but if this one is any indication on what the others will be like, you all are in for a treat!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bella Bosio Miscellaneous Swatch and Review

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I have a new (to me) brand to show you all today. I received these a while ago, but lost them. In doing some Spring cleaning in my daughter's room, I found she is a little magpie and had a stash of my pretty sparkly polishes hidden in her room. I have a lot of back log to catch up on. She was a busy little girl. 

The brand I have to show you all today is Bella BosioBella Bosio is a 5-Free indie brand that makes nail polish and jewelry. Her polishes are mostly glitter based because she uses them in the jewelry as well. However, she recently released some pastel creams for spring that are completely different than anything else in her shop. I'm definitely eyeing them! Keep reading to get a look at some of the basics of her shop!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Barielle Protect Plus Color Hidden Hideaway and Queen for the Day Swatch and Review

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I've got two beauties from Barielle's Protect Plus Color with Prosina Signature Collection to show you all today. The Protect Plus Color line has the same formula you love from Barielle but infused with Prosina. Prosina is a specialized keratin that strengthens, conditions, and protects weak, thin, and brittle nails. A polish that does all that? Of course I'd want to try it! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Anchor and Heart Lacquer My Friends, My Anchors Collection Swatch and Review

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I've got the beautiful, sophomore collection from Anchor & Heart Lacquer to show you all today. She did a beautiful job with her My Friends, My Anchors Collection. Each polish is named after qualities that describe great friends. Taryn, the mastermind behind Anchor & Heart Lacquer, asked the ladies in her fan group what were qualities that they looked for in friends. She took some of her favorites and created the My Friends, My Anchors Collection. I love the sentiment behind this collection and each name she chose. I hope you all love these as much as I do. Keep reading to check out these beauties. I have a feeling you'll read the descriptions of the polishes and start pairing the polishes up with your friends that fit each description.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pretty and Polished Icon Collection Part I Swatch and Review

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You guys...hold onto your socks! I'm getting ready to knock them off your feet! Pretty & Polished has gone and taken all of our favorite female songstresses and figured out how to put their essence into a bottle. I know that sounds incredibly strange and creepy, and if you've seen the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer...no, she didn't go all serial killer on us. She went serial glitter on us. You guys, I can't. The Icon Collection Part I is more than amazing. Keep reading to you can see the polishes and their inspirations. I hope you're sitting down...

Friday, May 13, 2016

The G.N.O.M.E. Box May 2016 Swatch and Review

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Today, I get to show you all swatches of the next G.N.O.M.E. Box. This is my first time working with this box, and I was so excited when they approached me. The G.N.O.M.E. Box stands for Glitter Nerds Of Magical Existence. That is clever and whimsical and I love it! This box is different in that it only has three makers. Keeping it small allows it to be a bit more affordable at only $24Rica and Stardust Beauty are the two brands that are constant with every box. This month, the guest maker is Girly Bits. These three ladies did a beautiful job with their polishes. I won't make you wait anymore. Keep reading to see swatches and find out how you can get this month's G.N.O.M.E. Box for yourself!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stardust Beauty Monthly Limited Editions and More Swatch and Review

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I love when I get to show you all products from a new (to me) indie. Today is one of those days! Although, this brand won't be new (to me) for long. I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot more of them from me. I still can't believe this is my first time trying Stardust Beauty. So far, everything I've tried has completely wowed me. The formulas are beautiful and the polishes are that and more. In fact, I can't wait to show them to you...so let's go!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Spring Small Batch Swatch and Review

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Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer has been busy! Not with a collection, but with several small batch beauties. I was elated when four of them showed up on my doorstep. As I unwrapped each one, I squealed. These may be Spring Small Batches, but they are on the dark side. I love dark polishes. Especially in the Spring. Please tell me I'm not the only one. Really, I enjoy dark polishes year round, and these just make my heart super happy. Ready to check out what Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer has in store for you?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Faeries & Folklore Nail Polish Nessraffisaur Swatch and Review

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It's that time again!! Faeries & Folklore Nail Polish is releasing the next Myth of the Month polish! This one is so much fun! This time the Myth of the Month will be available for May, June, AND July. That's because it is a special one. She created the Nessraffisaur just for this. Yes, Nessraffisaur. It's a combination of the Loch Ness Monster, a giraffe, and a dinosaur. Honestly, how is this the first time someone has thought of this? She even drew him out and put the Nessraffisaur on the bottles! I love everything about this. Ready to get a peek at it?!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Rica Blackout and Whiteout Swatch and Review

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I had a little snafu with my hard drive so I wasn't able to access pictures for the post I was originally going to do, but I had this one in my back pocket for a time like this. In talking, Ricarda, from Rica, took note that I had been looking for a new black cream since my favorite had been discontinued. Well, she sent me her basic black and white polishes to try...Blackout and Whiteout. No shimmer. No holo. No flakies. No jelly. No crelly. Just creams. Black and white creams. Needless to say, I was excited to give these a shot. Ready to see what my thoughts were?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Nouveau Geek Star Wars Box Swatch and Review

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Today is a big day in the Geekdom, it's May the fourth, a day all Star Wars lovers celebrate (and a fun pre-game to Cinco de Mayo). Of course, it's the perfect day for the Star Wars inspired Nouveau Geek Box to be released. I am loving this box! The first two have been fantastic, and I can't wait to see what else they have in store for us. For now, let's focus on this one. This month, the featured makers are Supernatural Lacquer, Leesha's LacquerAlter Ego Body Care ProductsSassy Pants PolishFirst Sunday Handmade, and Toadarrific Vinyls. Each of the makers did a phenomenal job drawing from their inspiration. So much fun is to be hand in this one little box. Let's dive in so you can see it all!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

LynBDesigns Staycation Collection Swatch and Review

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You guys!!! LynBDesigns did a neon thing and it is A-FREAKING-MAZING!!! This year, she decided to go with some pastel neons, and I couldn't be happier. Since they are neons, the only appropriate direction to go with the names are vacation spots. Maybe even ones that you can only dream about. A little out of reach. I'm not normally a beach fan, but some of these spots might be able to make me change my mind. Either way, Jennalyn did an amazing job with her Staycation Collection. Each one is bright and beautiful and absolute perfection. Ready to see swatches?! 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Turtle Tootsie Polishes The Nocturne of Secrecy Trio Swatch and Review

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I have a fun sort of post to show you all in my first May post. Side note - how in the hell is it already May?! This year is getting out of hand. I don't know if I can handle how fast this year is flying by. Each year seems to go by faster and faster. I don't know why or how it is possible. Anyone else feel this way? Anyway...back to the polish. Chrissy, the mixologist behind Turtle Tootsie Polishes was contacted by Scarlett Rayne, an up-and-coming author, to create a trio of polishes inspired by her book, Nocturne of Secrecy. Her book releases on Amazon on May 3rd (yes, tomorrow), but I have swatches of the Nocturne of Secrecy Trio to show you all today. Let's get to it!